Sasha Waters Freyer, an award-winning filmmaker of experimental and documentary films, joins the department as chair starting Spring 2013.
Among other notable acheivements, Freyer’s most-recent feature documentary, Chekov for Children, obtained numerous awards, including the Peter C. Rollins Film Award for Best Documentary, a mention in the indieWIRE Annual Critics Survey 2010, and the Official selection in the Telluride Film Festival Rotterdam Film Festival.
From Freyer’s Website:
“Chekhov for Children tells the inspiring story of an ambitious undertaking – the 1979 staging on Broadway of Uncle Vanya by New York City 5th & 6th graders, directed by the celebrated writer Phillip Lopate. Using a wealth of never-before-screened student documentary videos and dramatic super 8mm films from the era, Chekhov for Children explores the interplay between art and life for a dozen friends across 30 years – including the filmmaker.”